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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cut back: Time will tell. If it is a serious injury/tear to the meniscus it probably womt get better. If it is a minor injury, it should improve with a few da ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
PCL: Yes you can tear either meniscus by walking wrong/misstep. The PCL is in the middle of the knee and posterior (towards the back if the knee). It funct ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Meniscus tears: Meniscus tears generally do not "heal" due to the fact that they have very poor blood supply. They may become less symptomatic with time. Generally ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Exercise : You need to faithfully perform your quadriceps exercises. The persistent pain needs to be addressed to your surgeon, including the aspects of the Car ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Most likely: most likely yes but it could be a simple surgery done by a scope to repair the tear of course go and see a bone doctor or knee specialist can help yo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly: Bilateral knee pain is most often related to arthritis but occasionally bursitis or tendinitis can be responsible. The only way to know is to have the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenton Fibel
10 years experience in Sports Medicine
Knee pain: this should not be the cause of your lateral knee pain and there is likely a new pain generator, which could be IT band syndrome, fat pad impingement, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yikes: The wear on your lateral side and lateral meniscus tear is a not great. The lateral meniscus is responsible for balancing and distribution of force mo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience in Sports Medicine
Acutely, yes: Traumatic meniscus tears typically occur from a twisting injury to the knee and cause pain along the joint line. Mechanical symptoms such as catching, ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Meniscus Tear: With that kind of specific knowledge your must have had an MRI of your knees. Without a knowledge of your symptoms and exam of your knees it is impos ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Usually not: True bursitis if the hip effects the main hip tendons and flexors. Foir example great trochanter bursitis and iliopsoas bursitis. Only one head of the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your ort ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience in Radiology
Several issues: Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits. Everything else means you have flu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is g ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hy ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Carolan
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tea ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Knee pain: Many possible causes:ilio tibial band syndrome, tendinitis biceps tendon, tear lateral meniscus, pathology to the superior tibio-fibular joint, some i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear. Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and tear from repetitive activities such a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein t ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience in Sports Medicine
Likely: The tear and in particular extruded portion of the meniscus associated with a large effusion do suggest that this meniscal injury will likely require ... Read More
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